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Tech - Whoa... ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (1 Viewer)

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Interesting laptop, especially if you travel and game, code, or just need discord up all the time.

The specs are very nice... I personally like MSI but I used to buy ASUS motherboards back in the day when I would build towers. Wouldn't mind getting my hands on one of these, try before you buy type deal.


-Taz
 
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Nice
Jim Carrey Work GIF by Demic
 

Gekko

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Asus Strix Scar

That is the current edition. The one I got last year was same CPU but only RTX 3070. I am a big Asus fan the past 12 years after reading a report that Asus and Toshiba had the fewest warranty claims. That was 12 years ago so not sure if they still have the fewest claims but I have been happy with the products - both laptops and desktop MB’s.
 
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I looked at it, but didnt like the kb position and layout. I went with the ROG Zephyrus S17 w/ RTX 3080-16gb
So on the S17, no second screen? The second screen is what got me looking at it. Plus its build like a beast, wonder how hot it gets. I have to sit my 15" MSI on a fan to have it on my lap, it just gets too hot with out it.... the 17" inch stays on the desk, its to heavy/hot to be comfortable for any length of time.

-Taz
 
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Asus Strix Scar

That is the current edition. The one I got last year was same CPU but only RTX 3070. I am a big Asus fan the past 12 years after reading a report that Asus and Toshiba had the fewest warranty claims. That was 12 years ago so not sure if they still have the fewest claims but I have been happy with the products - both laptops and desktop MB’s.
Agreed. BIG Asus fan for years. Was using a ROG Strix GL502 until I nabbed the S17, Gave the old one to my daughter. Wife was pissed about the price, but I can only die once...
 
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Asus Strix Scar

That is the current edition. The one I got last year was same CPU but only RTX 3070. I am a big Asus fan the past 12 years after reading a report that Asus and Toshiba had the fewest warranty claims. That was 12 years ago so not sure if they still have the fewest claims but I have been happy with the products - both laptops and desktop MB’s.
My MSI's have been solid... no issues so far, going on 2+ years.

GS 65 Stealth and a GE 76 Raider. Would like to get my hands on that ASUS rog zeph dou 16 and test drive it.

-Taz
 
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So on the S17, no second screen? The second screen is what got me looking at it. Plus its build like a beast, wonder how hot it gets. I have to sit my 15" MSI on a fan to have it on my lap, it just gets too hot with out it.... the 17" inch stays on the desk, its to heavy/hot to be comfortable for any length of time.

-Taz
No 2nd screen. It does have the same raised keyboard, which allows for improved airflow. Once the fans kick in, it can get a lil loud (but its not burning my lap)
 

Gekko

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My MSI's have been solid... no issues so far, going on 2+ years.

GS 65 Stealth and a GE 76 Raider

-Taz
Had the GS 65 Stealth thin…Trouble was I got it 1 month into release so I had the keyboard issue from the creased ribbon wire. Also had battery issues.

I had to just throw in the towel and pitch the MSI. I did like the metal chassis and gold dragon logo. My progression has been

End of 2009 Asus
2018 MSI
2021 Asus.

I might be back to Asus for good.
 
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Had the GS 65 Stealth thin…Trouble was I got it 1 month into release so I had the keyboard issue from the creased ribbon wire. Also had battery issues.

I had to just throw in the towel and pitch the MSI. I did like the metal chassis and gold dragon logo. My progression has been

End of 2009 Asus
2018 MSI
2021 Asus.

I might be back to Asus for good.
I was a staunch desktop enthusiast, until I got married. Have a spare room where I keep my pc, but my wife would call me every 5 friggin minutes. Laptops kept me in the livingroom (and thus, kept her quiet).
Started with a vaio laptop (don't judge me) and moved on to ASUS and never looked back!
 
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Thats a whole lot of money just for a laptop. But i have seen them and liked them! Id like to see how long they last on battery power though
Not sure about the duo, but Zephyrus S17 gets me about 4-5 hours browsing/video watching, 2-3 hrs gaming. If i box, i plug in. I dont do much gaming on the move, so battery life isnt an issue for me.
They will be pricey for a while. And since upgradability will always be an issue, I just opted for all the bells & whistles up front, so I'll stay future-proof for some time.
 
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I was a staunch desktop enthusiast, until I got married. Have a spare room where I keep my pc, but my wife would call me every 5 friggin minutes. Laptops kept me in the livingroom
This right here is me also. Happy wife, happy life. MKLINKS and a NAS setup saved me from going insane with moving config file between the two computers. Play in the office during the day and in the living room at night.

-Taz
 
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This right here is me also. Happy wife, happy life. MKLINKS and a NAS setup saved me from going insane with moving config file between the two computers. Play in the office during the day and in the living room at night.

-Taz
I really need to get that set up!

My kiddo's system needs my settings along with the little HP Elitedesk 800 mini g3 I keep next to my primary system to run an extra group. I use Mouse without Borders vKVM to mouse over to that (13" FHD travel screen) system's monitor, but need to get everything set up in game and wrt MQ.
 
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Love my Asus ROG Zephyrus 15" I got earlier this year on clearance. The newer ryzen chip is with the 3070 RTXm is a beast for video editing and gaming. Runs RG MQ2 build with multiple clients without breaking a sweat.
 

cybris

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I went Asus with my internals on my new desktop. I'm impressed with the hardware. Not impressed with Armory Crate. The RGB controls are kinda meh. I use a third-party utility that changes my RGB based on the game I'm playing.
 

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